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When walking is better than cycling...

I will almost always prefer to cycle but there’s a lot to be said for walking.

Only by walking do you stumble across interesting bits and pieces hidden away. 624 more words

Current Affairs


A juvenile Goshawk photographed back in July 2013 in the Forest of Dean. I’ve not been able to work out what prey it’s carrying, but it appears to be feathered.

A busy day in the Forest of Dean

Busiest day in the Forest of Dean of 2015, according to the lady in the Round Tuit at Mallards Pike as she handed me a hot bacon roll and a polystyrene cup of tea. 600 more words


Common Crossbill

One of a small flock of Common Crossbills in the forest this afternoon.

More Wild Boar

A cold day, and some rain followed by sunshine, made for quite an atmospheric sight last Tuesday as the condensation rose from these Wild Boar. The shadow from the sow partially obscured the plumes that appeared as she exhaled, but you can’t have it all. 16 more words

Dr Michelle Straw awarded Heritage Lottery Funding to research the Forest of Dean dialect

Dr Michelle Straw has been awarded Heritage Lottery funding to research the Dialect of the Forest of Dean. Her project entitled: ‘A linguistic landscape in time and space’ is part of a consortium bid, head up by the Forestry Commission. 134 more words

Wild Boar

A male Wild Boar in the Forest of Dean yesterday, following an inch of snow which was all gone by evening.